Medieval castles, Lake District trips, Danube Delta discovery and a tourism, culture and policies full agenda are awaiting for European Council on  Tourism and Trade delegates gathering for 2017 General Meeting.

The choice of Dobrogea as the host was natural, as in the words of Academician Mircea Constantinescu, European Tourism Academy Director : an authentic and unexplored gem in European tourism, whose wines are appreciated and renowned worldwide, Romania has demonstrated a strong commitment with sustainable tourism.


“The Republic of Romania is still an emerging tourist destination, but has all the potential to become a must-see destination on the account of cultural tourism, heritage tourism, enological tourism potentials and capabilities said ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

This was the viewed shared by the leading tourism organizations when they decided to convene on Bucharest for the 10th European Tourism Assembly.

On the occasion of yearly meeting of the tourism organization important issues will be tabled such as: increased regional cooperation, visa facilitation and the better promotion of European tourism.

The most important world tourism event to be played under the ECTT leadership will take place on July 28th/29, 2017 when the world tourism community will propose the name of the new victor of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD and the world example in tourism development.

The venues for WORLD TOURISM DAY 2017 will be also discussed and decided on the fringes of European Tourism Council gathering.


These are just on the tip of the ice when it comes to the topics in focus at the 10th Meeting of the European Tourism organization-ECTT to be held in Bucharest, Romania, 27-28 July 2017.

To better understand the significance of the meeting we have to take under consideration the fact that: Europe is the world’s most visited region and is the main source of outbound tourism to other destination, accounting for more than half of the world’s international travelers.


Palatul parlamentului

Palace of Parliament is preparing to host European Tourism Organization meeting.


 In 2014, international tourism in Europe had registered a major contribution to the economic recovery in the region: international tourist arrivals grew by 3% to reach a record 584 million, while international tourism receipts increased by 4% contributing US$ 509 billion (383 billion euro) to the European economies.

In 2015-2017 European Council on Tourism and Trade is credited to creating, world-wide, more than 100.000 jobs as a result of decisive and pertinent tourism and culture promotion activities.


World tourism delegates will partake in a week-end of discovery of the Danube Delta treasures being lodged at the luxurious complex PUFLENE RESORT and they will enjoy a tour of the Enisala Fort (art and strategic medieval  fortification).

The 10th Meeting of the European Tourism organization will be held at the Romanian Parliament.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea - President of European Council on Tourism and Trade will play host to representatives from 28 European countries and other tourism stakeholders in the region to discuss policy priorities and set the agenda for European and world tourism in 2017/2018.

European tourism leaders will then enjoy a two-day trip to Danube Delta at the official diplomatic partner hotel in the area: PUFLENE RESORT.

On 29 and 30 July 2017, the delegates will be invited to a familiarization trip in Danube Lake District and Danube Delta and will have a chance to visit the famous Enisala fortress in Dobrogea with a unique opportunity to discover European touristic treasures.

The decision to direct the discovery trip towards Danube Delta has come naturally, as on May 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, World Tourism President decided to proclaimed 2017 as the YEAR FOR DANUBE DELTA DISCOVERY.


 President Anton Caragea sign the document

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea is signing the European Tourism Organization meeting call.

The main priorities for European tourism identified by the European national tourism organizations will include the development of cultural destinations and carving transnational products, in order to enhance regional and inter-nations travel cooperation, declared President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.